SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Fjörvit, 1996
ca 41 x 29 x 4 cm
plastic bag, 7 publications, 11 photo copies (stapled)
published by Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavik, Iceland
Each newspaper and magazine in this bag contains an article about group exhibition called Fjörvit (trans. Clear white) organised/curated by Sigurdur Gudmundsson at Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum. Participating artists: Dan Wolgers, Carsten Höller, Christene Hohenbüchler and Irene Hohenbüchler. Among the publications also a stapled stack of 11 black and white photo copies is depicting an exhibition about plants and butterflies. For some reason or other the name of that artist is not mentioned.
The backside of the translucent museum bag shows an introductory text in Icelandic by Sigurdur Gudmundsson.
JAN HENDERIKSE, Grand Opening, 2007
21 x 16 x 1,7 cm
2 catalogues, wrapper (tape repaired)
signed in both catalogues
excellent condition, apart from wrapper
JCJ VANDERHEYDEN, catalogue Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, 1970
21,8 x 9,8 cm
verso signed on front cover, rare as such
good condition in spite of its age, although backside cover partially yellowed due to light exposure
published by Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
STEVEN PARRINO, catalogue 1990 [Post-it with original drawing]
25 x 21 cm
2 yellow Post-its glued in as mailed, instructions, drawing and availability of work, ballpoint ink
This catalogue “Olivier Mosset & Steven Parrino” is published in 1990 by Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland. Two Post-it papers were tipped in by Steven Parrino for availability of works to be hung in Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam. The first Post-it paper contains a drawing describing a wrong hang of one of his paintings as reproduced in the catalogue.
GERHARD RICHTER, Eight Grey, 2002
28,5 x 26 cm
book, monograph, HC, dust jacket, English version
signed in pencil
pristine, very rare
Published by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, USA
€ 680,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail
MAN RAY, Self Portrait, 1965
24 x 17 x 4 cm
book, autobiography, ill.
1st edition, hand signed in pencil
published by Little Brown & Company Ltd, Canada in association with Atlantic Monthly Press
mylar protection cover
dust cover on lower front side has tiny chips; for the rest more than very good
very rare in this state
€ 980,- plus € 18,- Track and Trace registered mail
This copy of the autobiography Self Portrait of Man Ray has been signed as if the book itself is an art object, i.e. there is no dedication, just a signature in pencil and therefore very rare, as such. The dust cover is supported by a mylar protection cover and an extra inner Highsmith paper wrapping (white).
A signature in a book is always a precarious element when it comes to authenticity, more than when it concerns e.g. an etching published during the lifetime of the author. Below a signature is shown that may be compared with the one on the title page of the autobiography.
A graphological analysis should describe some remarkable characteristics of the handwriting: surname is written on a lower level than the first name, the run-up diacritical movement of the pencil is equal to each other, the hooky tops of the x-height letters are very similar, one detects several diacritical movements in both signature, the middle leg of the ‘M’ is lifted due to the speed of writing, etc. A graphological description is available, when the book is purchased.
SIGMAR POLKE, The Editioned Works 1963 – 2000, 2000
30,5 x 24,2 x 4,2 cm
catalogue raisonné, 424 pp., weight 2,6 kgs
signed on dust cover
published by Hate Canz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany
pristine condition, very rare
€ 840,- including registered mail